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J. Lynn Helms

J. Lynn Helms was American federal agency administrator. Decorated Air medal with oak leaf cluster. Served to lieutenant colonel United States Marine Corps, 1944-1955. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; member Society Experimental Test Pilots.

Background

  • Helms, J. Lynn was born on March 1, 1925 in DeQueen, Arkansas, United States. Son of Frank and Mamie (Johnson) Helms.

  • Career

    • Director marketing and sales N. American Aviation Company, Columbus, Ohio, 1956-1962. Group vice president Bendix Corporation, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1962-1970. President Norden division United Technologies Corporation, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1970-1974, Piper Aircraft Corporation, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, 1974-1981, chairman board, 1978-1981.

      Administrator Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, 1981-1983. Director Birchminster Industries.

    Membership

    Served to lieutenant colonel United States Marine Corps, 1944-1955. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Member Society Experimental Test Pilots.

    Connections

    • Married Lorraine Bisgard, March 16, 1947. Children: Loralyn, Jon, Carole, Zack.
    • father: Frank Helms
    • mother: Mamie (Johnson) Helms
    • spouse: Lorraine Bisgard
    • children: Loralyn Helms
    • Jon Helms
    • Carole Helms
    • Zack Helms
    J. Lynn Helms
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    Nationality
    • 1956 - 1962
      Director, marketing and sales N. American Aviation Company
      Columbus, Ohio, United States
    • 1962 - 1970
      group vice president, Bendix Corporation
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
    • 1970 - 1974
      president, Norden division United Technologies Corporation
      Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
    • 1974 - 1981
      president, Norden division United Technologies Corporation
      Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1981 - 1983
      administrator, Federal Aviation Administration
      Washington, United States

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